History Literature / AmericanPsycho

4th Feb '17 12:52:44 AM Aquila89
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* DamnedByAFoolsPraise: Bateman considers Donald Trump his idol.

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* DamnedByAFoolsPraise: Bateman considers Donald Trump his idol. The music he talks about is also an example of this. Ellis didn't like any of the music Bateman liked; he used it because "it seemed to reflect a certain kind of mass-taste" Bateman wanted to be a part of. He [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/6296671/bret-easton-ellis-regrets-linking-huey-lewis-and-the-news-to-american-psycho later came to regret]] associating Huey Lewis and the News with Bateman.
4th Feb '17 12:29:47 AM Aquila89
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* SelfPlagiarism: A couple of passages from ''Literature/TheRulesOfAttraction'' show up almost exactly word-for-word in ''American Psycho''.

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* SelfPlagiarism: A couple of passages from ''Literature/TheRulesOfAttraction'' ''Literature/LessThanZero'' show up almost exactly word-for-word in ''American Psycho''.
3rd Feb '17 8:27:25 PM SeanMurrayI
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* SelfPlagiarism: A couple of passages from ''Literature/TheRulesOfAttraction'' show up almost exactly word-for-word in ''American Psycho''--and ''Attraction'' may have taken them from ''Literature/LessThanZero''.

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* SelfPlagiarism: A couple of passages from ''Literature/TheRulesOfAttraction'' show up almost exactly word-for-word in ''American Psycho''--and ''Attraction'' may have taken them from ''Literature/LessThanZero''.Psycho''.
1st Feb '17 5:24:39 PM PaulA
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* SeinfeldianConversation: Long drawn out conversations about shallow topics, with the Business Card scene being the most famous.


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* SelfPlagiarism: A couple of passages from ''Literature/TheRulesOfAttraction'' show up almost exactly word-for-word in ''American Psycho''--and ''Attraction'' may have taken them from ''Literature/LessThanZero''.


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* TheFilmOfTheBook
14th Jan '17 7:30:31 PM SirSapphire
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*** He identifies the saddest song he knows as " 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' by The Beatles", which also humorously demonstrates complete ignorance of the uplifting, reassuring quality of the song's pop hook that explains, "You get what you need."

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*** He identifies the saddest song he knows as " 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' by The Beatles", which It's actually by the Rolling Stones. It also humorously demonstrates complete ignorance of the uplifting, reassuring quality of the song's pop hook that explains, "You get what you need.""
26th Dec '16 7:56:46 PM SeanMurrayI
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* SceneryPorn: Although they manifest themselves as dryly written WallsOfText, Patrick's descriptions of his lavish surroundings, including everything from the furniture in his apartment to the clothing of every character counts as this, to a point. {{Deconstructed|Trope}}, in that rather than being appealing to the reader, the lengthy, detailed descriptions make both Patrick and the world that surrounds him seem shallow and materialistic.

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* SceneryPorn: Although they manifest themselves Just as dryly written all other things Patrick details at length, Patrick describes his lavish surroundings in dry WallsOfText, Patrick's descriptions of his lavish surroundings, including everything from the furniture decor at the restaurants he visits to the furnishings in his apartment to the clothing of every character counts as this, to a point.and his associates' apartments. {{Deconstructed|Trope}}, in that rather than being appealing to the reader, the lengthy, detailed descriptions make both Patrick and the world that surrounds him seem shallow and materialistic. Also, as with the frequent descriptions of food and clothes, much of the decor would look incredibly tacky or silly to anyone in real life (Evelyn serves exotically-flavored sorbets at her dinner party in margarita glasses!?).
26th Dec '16 12:03:46 PM SeanMurrayI
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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Patrick has an extreme dislike for homosexual males (whom he derides as "faggots") but enjoys watching lesbian sex. If he's not going to lengths to pay prostitutes and/or drug women just to make them get it on, he's often seeking it out in pornographic videos. In one instance late in the book, this deep fixation causes Patrick to miss a business meeting when the topic of his favorite daytime talk show turns out to be "Teenage Lesbians".

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Patrick has an extreme dislike hatred for homosexual males (whom he derides as "faggots") but enjoys watching is deeply aroused by lesbian sex. If he's not going to lengths to pay prostitutes and/or drug women just to make watch them get it on, he's often seeking it out in pornographic videos. In one instance late in the book, this deep fixation obsession causes Patrick to miss a business meeting when the topic of his favorite daytime talk show turns out to be "Teenage Lesbians".
25th Dec '16 6:47:36 PM SeanMurrayI
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** Patrick chides his colleagues for making anti-semitic comments about another one of their co-workers and confusing words like "menorah" and "dreidel", but in the book, while suffering some kind of mental breakdown, Patrick wanders into a kosher deli and repeatedly tries to order a cheeseburger and milkshake, failing to understand the waitress when she explains they only sell kosher foods and believing the waitress to be the one who is having a problem. When the manager approaches Patrick, he stands up and shouts anti-semitic slurs and insults before storming out back onto the street.

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** Patrick chides his colleagues for making anti-semitic comments about another one of their co-workers and confusing words like "menorah" and "dreidel", but in the book, while suffering some kind of mental breakdown, Patrick wanders into a kosher deli and repeatedly tries to order a cheeseburger and milkshake, failing to understand the waitress when she explains that they only sell kosher foods don't serve anything with dairy products and believing the waitress to be the one who is having a problem. When the manager approaches Patrick, he stands up and shouts anti-semitic slurs and insults before storming out back onto the street.
25th Dec '16 6:39:59 PM SeanMurrayI
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* {{Satire}}
** Both the book and the film satirize 1980s consumerism, greed and materialism:

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* {{Satire}}
** Both
{{Satire}}: A common theme in the book and the film satirize story.
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1980s consumerism, greed greed, and materialism:



** The book and the film also make fun of people who try hard to fit in. This was arguably common in the 1980s yuppie subculture.

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** The book On social conformity, fads, and the film also make fun of people who try hard to fit in. This was arguably common in the 1980s yuppie subculture.trends:



** Narcissism is also satirized.

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** Narcissism is also satirized.On narcissism:
6th Dec '16 4:15:54 AM StClair
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*** The competition between Bateman and his associates is taken to the extreme: Who has the best business card (To make this funnier, the cards look almost exactly the same in the film.)? Who can get a reservation at Dorsia?

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*** The competition between Bateman and his associates is taken to the extreme: Who has the best business card (To card?[[note]]To make this funnier, the cards look almost exactly the same in the film.)? [[/note]] Who can get a reservation at Dorsia?
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